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Blue Mountain Gold Label Bruttext

Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut NV

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Gold Label Brut continues to be in a class of its own. Like I said last year, few, if any, sparkling wines can compete at this price, whether from BC or abroad. And the latest bottling, based on the 2018 vintage, is perhaps the best yet. A 62/38 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay (this vintage loses the pinot gris), this was aged on its lees for 24 months, before being disgorged and cellared for nine months prior to release. It has incredible depth, showing a combination of bright, youthful citrus fruit that's bolstered by rich, honeyed notes that suggest a judicial use of reserve wines. All of that fruit is framed by layers of spices, nuts, and toasty autolysis, which continues to evolve and reveal itself in the glass through the course of an evening, with an energy and tension that continually pulls you back in. Highly recommended.Tasted: 14 August 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$27.90750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
AB$29.85750mlJ Webb Wine Merchants
ON$34.95750mlLCBO - Vintages
Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot GrisCSPC: 471672UPC: 626452601178